Introductory courses

logoNameOur introductory courses offer a full experience of Association Croquet and provide an in-depth introduction to the technique, laws and tactics of the game.  Courses typically run for six evening sessions, each of an hour and a half. 

Courses follow the model laid down by the sport’s governing body, the Croquet Association. Each session is led by two York Croquet Club members, one or both of whom will be a Club Coach trained by the Croquet Association.

As well as a comprehensive introduction to Association Croquet, participants are offered every opportunity for individual guidance, support and encouragement.  If there is good reason why you may have to miss one of the six sessions, it may be possible to arrange an individual catch-up. Places on Courses 1, 2 or 4 cost £50 and numbers are limited to eight per course. Anyone joining the Club at the end of the course is entitled to half price Club membership for the rest of that season.

Dates for introductory courses in 2019:

Course 1 – six Monday evenings, starting at 6.30 pm: Monday 15 April, 22 April, 29 April, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May.  Course leaders Fiona Crompton and Hywel Beynon.

Course 2 – six Tuesday evenings, starting at 6.30 pm: Tuesday 16 April, 23 April, 30 April, 7 May, 14 May, 21 May.  Course leaders John Harris and David Hudson.

Course 3 –  for experienced players of garden croquet or Golf Croquet. This one-day course builds on your croquet experience and offers a full introduction to Association Croquet: Saturday 1 June, 10 am to 4 pm.  Places cost £35 per person and are limited to eight.  This is a Northern Croquet Academy course: leader John Harris.

Course 4 – three Tuesday evenings and three Thursday evenings, starting at 6.30 pm: 11 June, 13 June, 18 June, 20 June, 25 June, 27 June.  Course leader Alison Larard.


Opportunities for a one-day experience of Association Croquet are offered later in the season: please see the next section of this website for details of Play-in-a-Day in August/September.

To join a course, or find out more, please ring the Club Chairman, John Harris, 01904 620211, or the Secretary, Alison Larard, 01759 368123. We will be very pleased to help.  Please also ring if you may be interested in Play-in-a-Day later in the season.